Chip and Chari KingsburyDirectors
Chip & Chari are the founders of Ukarimu Ministries Trust and were the original trustees, a position they continue to maintain. Chari additionally serves as Secretary on the Management Board. More biographical information on the Kingsbury's is available on the Family Info tab.
Nancy graduated from Daystar University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Strategic Management. She has been on the board since 2011, as one of the original members. Nancy, who also received her Bachelor’s Degree from Daystar, was one of the original student alumni of Ukarimu Minitries’ student ministry. It is a joy to now have her serving on the Board.
Maina and his wife Carol, work for Life Ministry, a campus ministry in Kenya. He was invited to serve with UM in 2014 because of his valuable many years’ experience working with students on both university and high school campuses. Maina currently serves as UM Treasurer.
Ukaiko OjiamboRecording Secretary
Ukaiko, a naturalized Kenyan citizen joined Ukarimu Ministies Management Board in 2011 as one of the original board members. She serves as Recording Secretary, assisting the Secretary. Ukaiko is a communications lecturer at St. Paul’s University. She is passionate about student ministry and is very active in helping Ukarimu Ministries in this arm of ministry. She is also one of UM’s trustees.
Rev. Josphat MusiliTrustee
Josphat Musili is married to Evelyn Mwalimu and blessed with two boys Prince Muuo and Praise Mumo. He is an ordained minister, currently serving with Daystar University as an Assistant Chaplain in charge of Athi River Campus. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Scott Christian University and a Masters degree in Business administration from the University of Nairobi. He brings to Ukarimu Ministries, a love for students, a passion to see them grow in their faith, and experience in student ministry. He brings to the team a pastor’s heart and also serves as trustee.
As the child of pastors, Donald has always been involved in Christian leadership from an early age. He is very passionate about mentoring and developing young people within the body of Christ as well as the market place. Donald loves music and is a songwriter and instrumentalist. He is also a real estate developer and an architect by profession. He brings to UM a perspective from his personal and professional experience as well as life in ministry.
Samuel Etemesi OchollaMember
Married to Catherine Etemesi and blessed with a son Goodness Lamo Etemesi. Sam is a microbiologist by profession but is currently ministering at Life Spring Chapel Church. Sam is passionate in giving hope to couples as he and Catherine serve with Reality Check, Ukarimu Ministries’ programme for recently married couples. Their joy will be complete to see thriving marriages and hope restored for hurting marriages. Sam joined Ukarimu Ministies’ Board in July 2019.
Grace Kariithi is an alumna of Daystar University (graduated 2015), with a degree in psychology and counselling and was a member of both Praxis Fellowship and Serefatha Sisters – two of Ukarimu Ministries’ 3 regular student groups. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, working on her thesis, which is an analysis of the effects of spirituality on the psychological well-being of the elderly in the urban area. Grace hopes to bring to Ukarimu Ministries’ Board, a student’s perspective to the ministry. Grace joined the Board in August 2019.
Thuo has been a friend of Ukarimu Ministries for a while now and recently joined the Board commencing the year 2020. Married to Amanda Mugwe and blessed with two children, Thuo has a passion for family, youth and fostering of Christian values in today’s society. He holds academic references in Business and ICT with accreditation from JKUAT and USIU; coupled with over a decade’s experience in banking and finance across multiple sectors of the economy in East and Central Africa. He aims to contribute in service to Ukarimu through employing his passion, skills and experience in sharing of best practices bolstering UM towards achieving its core objective.